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Shipping News & Notices

Trans Asia Line VGM Submission form

6th July, 2016

Download the TAL VGM Form
Kindly print it on your letterhead and after filling it up send it back to us.


Advisory regarding Congestion at JNPT

7th May, 2016

It may be noted that it is taking considerable time for shifting of import containers from Port Terminals to CFS.
This situation is prevailing for the past 3 - 4 weeks and inspite of addressing the matter to the top most level with the Authorities, situation has remained the same.
Members of trade are requested to note that due to delay of shifting of import containers, it is taking average 5 - 10 days. The said delay in not on account of Custom Broker, hence Custom Brokers should not be held responsible for the delay which is happening due to slow movement of containers on account of Terminals / Shipping Lines & CFS.


Terminal Update on 6th May 2016

6th May, 2016

Terminal update received from APM Terminals Pvt Ltd :
Dear Valued Partner,
We would like to update you that our gates are functioning normally and traffic is flowing at a brisk pace. At present, the Traffic Bound to GTI Terminals is currently up to Julie parking / Y junction a distance of 2.5 km from our gates.
Further, yesterday we have moved 4,784 teu's (please see attached report) through our gates.
In case any of your esteemed members are facing any challenges, please request them to contact us.
Kind Regards,
APM Terminals Mumbai

Members are requested to kindly take note of the same.


ICEGATE System not working

14th December 2015

Dear All,
This is to inform you that ICEGATE System is not working at all locations since today morning. i.e. DOCUMENT TRACKING, DOCUMENT STATUS, DOCUMENT FILING, LOGIN etc. is completely down. Import Export activities have been held up.
This message has also been sent to the Directorate General of System, Delhi to look into the matter.
The Association will keep its members updated about the situation.


Mundra Port Weather Advisory

28th July 2015



Shut Down of ICEGATE System at Air Cargo Customs

19th January 2015


Subject: Shut Down of ICEGATE System at Air Cargo Customs
All members of the Association,

Members are requested to note that ICEGATE system at ACC Mumbai has shut down. The matter has been addressed to the Commissioner of Customs, Import Shri Ravinder Saroop, ACC for timely rectification.

Members are requested to note about the delay in processing of Import consignments in the shed at ACC Mumbai.

The Association will keep its members updated about the situation.

EDI Committee

Accident at Port Hazira, Gujarat, India

11th July 2016

Accident in Krishnapatnam Port

3rd January 2016

Shreyas vessel "SSL BHARAT" ( PIX 2 SVC) calling mundra / cochin / tuti / chennai / kattupalli / krishnapatnam / vizag / chennai / tuti / jebel ali / (Msk Mty contrs.)

Blast in Tianjin, China

14th August 2015

Last night, there was a big explosion that took place in one hazardous cargo warehouse, located in the Tianjin port area. Reportedly there are hundreds of casualties, many in a bad condition. As of now Tianjin port is sealed and guarded by force.

All Tianjin shipments lying in CFS are on hold, and all equipment is not allow to gate in or out.

Estimatedly, Tianjin port will be back in operation within a day or two. We will inform you of the same, shortly as also for our current shipments.

The Port of Lamu

09th January 2015

A lot has been said about the port of Lamu but just how much do we know?

Well here are some facts about the port;

It will form the country's second largest transport and economic corridor.

The port will impact greatly on the country's economy to an estimated 3% to the GDP by 2020.

Not only will this change Kenya and Lamu but also transform the economies of regional economies through increased trade, integration and inter-connectivity spanning growth.

The port will also be an important transhipment hub. It is expected to handle crude oil and oil products from South Sudan, Uganda and the newly discovered oil from Kenya. The oil alone will be able to impact on the lives of 166 million people in Kenya, Ethopia and South Sudan.

The port is expected to consist of 30 berths when complete,will cost US$3.5 billion and be 1000 acres in size. The port of Lamu has a natural depth of 18 metres depth and be able to receive some of the largest ships in the world.

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